Irfan Ali Khoosat filed a petition against the Tehreek-e-Labbaik for causing trouble with the release of their upcoming movie Zindagi Tamasha.
Khoosat claimed that the defendant (TLP) was “not entitled to interfere in the smooth running affairs of releasing the film” as Khoosat films had got the permission to release the film but the “defendant refused to accede the lawful and genuine request of the plaintiff” and had threatened them.
The right-wing TLP was formed in 2016 and has emerged as a major religious force in the country.
Khoosat explained in the petition that the movie is about a good moulvi, “soft image of society, reduce stress from the minds of people of the country and to promote positivity in society”.
In the petition, he said:
“The film was dully presented before the performa defendants and they passed the film for release on screens all over Pakistan after removing some objectionable content”.
Khoosat added that the performa defendants, including the Sindh, Punjab and Federal Censor Boards had also issued censor certificates to them.
The petition clarified that all characters of the film were only to bring positive thinking and for the viewers entertainment .
It added that the TLP staff were threatening, manipulating and blackmailing the cast illicitly and unlawfully. Judge Zia ur Rehman heard the petition on Tuesday, issuing notices to respondents and asking them to appear on Wednesday with the arguments before the court.